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post #151 of 202 (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 10:39 AM
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Definitely federer is the favorite
Bookmakers say Djokovic is the favorite http://www.oddschecker.com/olympics/...singles/winner

Definitely Djokovic is the favorite.
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both want it for them first, Djokovic is patriotic for sure but he's not that uninterested in himself as some posts seem to express in this thread

I still don't get this "the Olympics are mainly for your country" thing which seems to be quite a recent cliche

it's with your country and partly for it for sure but it's not more important than the individual
Djokovic is Serbian, this involves added layers of unconditional non-ironic love for your country inhabitants of select few countries can produce these days. Djokovic's "national hero" status is different to Federer's "national hero" status in Switzerland too.

"the Olmypics are mainly for your country" as a recent cliche - are we talking about Olympics in general or tennis at Olympics?
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do you have to write essays to show us who are you a fan of? We would know that even without this bullshit. So to sum it up. Fed has played like crap and still won 2 masters, 1 slam and 5 tourneys this year... bodes well for the future then...
I´m not of fan of Djoko. BTW fan is short from "fanatic" which means "crazy person", "obsessed". I try to be objective and reasonable, not crazy and delusional.

If you chose to be latter, it is your problem ...
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Djokovic is Serbian, this involves added layers of unconditional non-ironic love for your country inhabitants of select few countries can produce these days. Djokovic's "national hero" status is different to Federer's "national hero" status in Switzerland too.

"the Olmypics are mainly for your country" as a recent cliche - are we talking about Olympics in general or tennis at Olympics?
What I mean by this is that as much as Federer is loved in his country, he transcended it, he's "international", an icon, the world's property now.

Djokovic is still much more "country-bound", and that is a country with a rich recent history, Djokovic represents Serbia all over the world and he sort of carries loads of national pride on his shoulders. He simply HAS TO do it at this tournament not only for himself, but much more for the people of Serbia.
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it's with your country and partly for it for sure but it's not more important than the individual
Otherwise Sebastian Coe would have been delighted when Steve Ovett beat him in the 800 metres.

"There is no such thing as 'the world'." - Enoch Powell.
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"the Olmypics are mainly for your country" as a recent cliche - are we talking about Olympics in general or tennis at Olympics?
I don't know, what I read recently, and I read especially a tennis forum

Besides, I agree with you about different national contexts for Djokovic and Fed but I think Djokovic also wants it for him

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I don't know, what I read recently, and I read especially a tennis forum

Besides, I agree with you about different national contexts for Djokovic and Fed but I think Djokovic also wants it for him
I won't be denying that he wants it for himself too, of course he does and I exaggerated it a bit in my first post in this thread, but that "winning it for Serbia" factor is huge.
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federer to win i think

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Clearly Fed now
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Clearly Fed now
Bookmakers say Djokovic is the favorite http://www.oddschecker.com/olympics/...singles/winner

Clearly Djokovic now.
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Bookmakers say Djokovic is the favorite http://www.oddschecker.com/olympics/...singles/winner

Clearly Djokovic.
bookmakers are dumb, no one makes books anymore anyways, its all with those Kindle thingys

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Nole the fave now after Fed drew Falla/Benne in first 2 rounds

i said he was the fave all along tbh
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Bookmakers say Djokovic is the favorite http://www.oddschecker.com/olympics/...singles/winner

Clearly Djokovic now.
they probably haven't taken the draw into account yet

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Bookmakers are all about market, public opinion. But for me what is strange that Fed very easy draw is not changed the odds yet on market. Maybe it takes some time, maybe people doesnt know draw yet ? Fed virtually has Bye until final,Joker , Tsonga and Murray have one helluva draw, by common sense Fed has to be favorite now..?
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